We are in the new clinic. Here's my story on how change effected me and how TCM helped me understand why I felt the way I did!
What a great personal study case I have just been through by moving the SQ clinic after 21 years, yes we were there for that long, how time fly's hey!!
So SQ was Brad's and my first baby (before our human ones hehe) and we built an amazing community of clients, many are still with us today.
Change affects us all differently but here are the 3 main emotions that came with making this decision for me; FEAR, GRIEF, and then JOY.
Fear affects our kidneys, our kidneys are our main energy source and they affect the lower back area, hence my aching back and very low energy. As soon as I decided to move SQ this actually eased, though I was having heaps of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, keeping my water up, resting where I could and eating lots of warming stew, soup type foods. This made it easier for digestion as the kidneys stoke the fire so we can digest our food. So when that isn't happening we must eat foods that are easy to digest, raw cold foods were definitely out. I didn't want bloating and gas to add to it all.
Then once I made the decision to leave SQ the grief came. This was a total surprise as I wasn't leaving my clients or my beloved acupuncture but I realised it was the memories, the memories of Brad's and my life over those 21 years. I had to let these memories run and let the tears of these flow, some happy, some sad, some deeply painful, some ecstatic that left me laughing out loud. It was like a show running before my eyes that still as I type this I cry, and that's ok. It's right to give this process the reverence and time to appreciate what SQ has given us and what we have given to make it what it was, and now what it is changing into.
So grief affects the lungs in TCM, so I had a few cold symptoms and wheezy, tight-chested days. I'm ever grateful for the wisdom of Acupuncture and herbs that got me through this time of change, plus some great friends and family, my husband Brad and my three lads who supported me.
I'm writing this because no matter how healthy or self-aware we think we are when we are faced with big life-changing processing getting support matters.
I just found this so interesting how emotions affect our internal organs and how TCM knows this and can support these aspects back to balance.
I suppose that's why I do what I do!!
So I'm now in our new SQ clinic space and it feels amazing with that beautiful healing community feel.
Joy has now filled my heart and it's true, YOU take YOU where ever YOU go!!
See you all soon